Katie Sullivan Has Advantage At Sonoma

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Sullivan hoping to give the hometown folks a show at Sonoma this weekend.

There is something to be said about the comfort of home, and being close to friends and family. For Katie Sullivan, growing up in Northern California, and hearing “Fram/Autolite Nationals” signaled one thing, and that's racing in her own backyard. "I remember growing up and being a little girl around this time pitching my tent in the campground so stoked to watch and cheer on the likes of Karen Stoffer and GT Tonglet," Said Sullivan. "Here I am racing now on the same track as them and that is an absolutely indescribable feeling."

Katie Sullivan
Katie Sullivan

Photo by: Michael C. Johnson

The home track, however, has not been very kind over the past couple of years as the last two seasons events have ended in disappointment for the Sullivan team. Different gremlins and mechanical issues have resulted in short weekends. But there is a certain unknown with this team this year, and things may be changing for the K&N Filters Pro Stock Suzuki. It has been a series of ups and downs this year, and it’s about time for those ups to return in Katie's favor. So why not this weekend at home! “There is a comfort of knowing you have a support system nearby, especially when we have struggled so much in the past. This weekend though, more than ever, I am really excited to be at my home track.”

After last week's shortfall in Denver, where the team failed to qualify, they did however find some base line consistency in the altitude. Three of their four passes were consistent (7.51, 7.48 and 7.51). So the consistency is there, its time to find some horsepower. "Even though we have had all of our struggles the past couple years, we have just as much passion and determination as ever." Said Sullivan, as they unloaded the bike this morning in anticipation for their first qualifying run. "We have learned so much and hopefully we can dial it in and be able to make this K&N Filters Suzuki rip this weekend in Sonoma.”

We sure hope so!

By: sullivan racing

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Series NHRA
Drivers Karen Stoffer , GT Tonglet , Katie Sullivan
Tags infinenon raceway, katie sullivan, nhra, pro stock motorcycle, sears point, sonoma